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Sunday May 24 2020
Chiellini: 'Bonucci lacked logic'

Giorgio Chiellini has criticised Leonardo Bonucci’s decision to leave Juventus in 2017. “I would’ve understood if he went to Real Madrid, but to that Milan?”

Bonucci made a stunning switch to Milan during the summer of Yonghong Li but struggled to settle at San Siro and ended up returning to Juve the following year.

“His year at Milan was different,” wrote Chiellini in an excerpt from his new autobiography, ‘Io, Giorgio’.

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Friday May 22 2020
Vidal to Chiellini: 'There are codes'

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has claimed Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini’s comments about his drinking were unnecessary and reminded the Old Lady captain: “In football there are codes.”

The Chilean midfielder responded to the latest revelations from Chiellini’s autobiography, as the Bianconeri hero has already caused quite a stir with his criticism of Felipe Melo and Mario Balotelli.

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Thursday May 21 2020
Chiellini: 'Admired Suarez for his bite'

Giorgio Chiellini wrote about Uruguay international Luis Suarez biting him on the shoulder. ‘I admire him. I too am a son of a b***h on the field and proud of it.’

The Juventus and Italy defender releases his autobiography this month and covers numerous subjects throughout his career, including the infamous bite during the 2014 World Cup.

“The truth is, I admire his mischief, because if Suarez were to lose that, he would become an average player,” wrote Chiellini.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Chiellini: 'Asked Juve about Mbappe'

Giorgio Chiellini remembers the first time he saw Kylian Mbappe and asked Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici ‘which planet he was from’.

In the latest excerpt from his new autobiography, ‘Io, Giorgio’, Chiellini spoke of his admiration for the Paris Saint-Germain forward and French World Cup winner, who is considered the best Under-21 player in world football.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Chiellini: 'Shower after talking to Sarri...'

Giorgio Chiellini reveals Juventus players learned they ‘need a shower after talking’ to coach Maurizio Sarri. ‘Otherwise we’d stink of smoke.’

The former Napoli and Chelsea boss is legendary for his chain-smoking habit and it seems that even a bout of pneumonia wasn’t enough to stop him.

“He’s got a very closed-off personality, doesn’t let much slip, even if Juventus managed to whittle down some of his sharper edges,” writes Chiellini in his autobiography.

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Saturday May 16 2020
Chiellini: 'Conte and Allegri bleed you dry'

Giorgio Chiellini believes that Antonio Conte ‘would not have left’ Juventus if he hadn’t been on vacation. ‘Conte and Max Allegri bleed you dry.’

The defender releases his autobiography, ‘Io, Giorgio’, and covers his whole career, much of it spent in the Bianconeri jersey.

Conte was two days into pre-season training in July 2014 when he suddenly quit Juventus, having won three consecutive Serie A titles.

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Saturday May 16 2020
Chiellini: 'Ramos on Salah a masterstroke'

Giorgio Chiellini has called Sergio Ramos ‘the best defender in the world’ and his foul on Mohamed Salah in the 2018 Champions League Final a ‘masterstroke’.

Ramos controversially injured Salah early on in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Liverpool, having thrown all his weight on the forward’s shoulder, but Chiellini maintains the 34-year-old was merely showcasing his ‘devilish wit’.

“He’s the best defender in the world,” read a new excerpt from his new autobiography, leaked by AS.

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Saturday May 16 2020
Melo: 'If Juve call me now...'

Felipe Melo claims ‘if Juventus call me to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, I’ll go back’ as ‘I don’t just kick, I’ve won 15 trophies’.

Melo was recently caught up in a public feud with ex-Juve teammate Giorgio Chiellini after the defender called him ‘the worst of the worst’ in his new autobiography.

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Saturday May 16 2020
Chiellini: 'I'm not a hypocrite'

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini insists he is not a hypocrite for his criticism of Mario Balotelli and Felipe Melo. “I wrote things that were already known...”

Chiellini’s character has come under scrutiny for the comments he made about the pair in his new autobiography, ‘Io, Giorgio’, but the defender maintains he was only being ‘real’.

“I’ve written a book, I’ve taken on these responsibilities. I wanted to leave a mark,” he told Christian Vieri on Instagram.

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Friday May 15 2020
Chiellini: 'Vidal liked a drink'

Giorgio Chiellini reveals how alcohol was Arturo Vidal’s ‘weakness’ and recalls the time when Antonio Conte was ready to ‘kick him out’ of Juventus’ squad.

Chiellini’s new autobiography was released on Tuesday, but it has already caused quite a stir with his criticism of Felipe Melo and Mario Balotelli, as well as his comments on Inter.

Now, the 35-year-old has passed judgment on Vidal, with whom he won four Scudetti between 2011 and 2015.

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